Thursday, October 30, 2008

What's the difference between boys and girls?

According to my three year old neighbor, who took a bath with the Little Mister last night, my son has a "tail".


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Random Topics of the Day


Okay, I know syrup absolutely does not qualify as a blog topic. Please bear with me while I try to justify it.

The Little Mister has a waffle for breakfast nearly every morning. Usually with fruit, and sometimes with cheese, but almost always a waffle. What can I say, the kid likes his waffles...and I don't mind so much, because at least I buy the whole grain kind, right?

Anyway, this morning I was trying to stay on my feet while waiting for the waffle to pop from the toaster (both the Little Mister and I have nasty colds going on, so staying on my feet is actually a rather difficult task) and while I stood and swayed I distracted myself by looking at the nutrition info on the back of the syrup bottle.

I have to say I was a bit surprised when I saw that there are 31 grams of sugar in a serving of syrup. I mean, okay, I know syrup is basically sugar, but still. But then I looked at the serving size. A quarter of a cup.

A quarter of a cup??

Does anyone put that much syrup on a waffle? Six pancakes, perhaps. But a waffle?? I've never actually measured, but my guess is the Little Mister gets about a teaspoon (or less) of syrup on his daily waffle. I feel quite a bit better about his sugar intake now.

And me? Even when I have two or three pancakes, I'd guess I use about two tablespoons of syrup. Am I in the minority? Is a quarter of a cup a normal serving size? (note: 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup)

My Polite Little Boy

I realized something yesterday: the Little Mister says thank you! When I give him something - especially food, but also things like books and toys - he says "tay-tay". Now that I recognize the word as thank you I always say "you're welcome" back to him, and he smiles so proudly every time I do. I just love it! Now if only I could teach his daddy to say thank you...

(Just kidding, honey. I love you!!!) ;)

Little Bills Fan

Look what the Sergent sent for the Little Mister! (translation: Look what the Sergeant sent for ME!!!!) Right now, of course, he's only a Bills fan 'cause his mommy's a Bills fan (and, believe it or not, his daddy doesn't like football!)...but soon enough I'll brainwash him teach him all about football and about the Buffalo Bills and he'll cheer for them on his own. ;)

Saturday, October 25, 2008


forgot my haiku
left at the checkout counter
I'm sorry, Friday.

* * * * *

Yesterday was a pretty normal, busy day (aside from a very VERY V-E-R-Y big and disgusting mess the Little Mister made that I will not explain because I never ever want to think about it again and I didn't even have the proper cleaning materials to clean it up so we had to go shopping and then I had to burn candles to get the smell of disinfectant out my living room and that didn't even work so it still smells but I don't want to talk about it) (*deep breath*) in the Dragonfly household. I did laundry, cleaned in the kitchen, cuddled with my boy, and, after the boy went to bed, I watched a bit of How I Met Your Mother. I was debating between a haiku about chocolate milk (the Little Mister had his first taste this week, and he sure did love it!) and kittens (for three days this week our neighbors were out of town so we were on kitten-sitting duty, and for some reason those kittens let him do whatever they want to them. He carries them around by whatever body part he can catch...and they don't care at all!). But somewhere in the normal craziness of the day I forgot all about my haiku.

So..this is my very own edition of Haiku Saturday.


For Haiku here. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Autumn Adventure

*for Wordless Wednesday*

Monday, October 20, 2008

Gearing Up for Winter

Ohhh...what is my husband going to say?

But honestly, doesn't the Little Mister look adorable? Okay, I know he's wearing a hat and mittens with his pjs, but still...he's precious in his new puppy dog hat, right??

A couple days ago, when I took the trash out in the early morning fog, there was frost on the cars. Eek! Didn't autumn start just a few days ago? Alright, it was actually a month, but still. Frost??! *sigh* So I went in search of something to keep my boy's ears warm, and I couldn't resist the little velcro ear flaps with floppy ears on top. I might not be mentally ready for winter, but at least the Little Mister will be warm! :)


What I wanted to write in this post but was too tired to figure out how to write in haiku:

Thanks. To all of you who read my blog, no matter how long you've been reading...thanks. You're the ones who make this place what it is. It would be no fun at all without you!! :)

Friday, October 17, 2008


'Twas a year ago
a little blog came to be.
Where did the time go??

I wrote of blankness
and why I love Halloween...
Wow, so much has changed!

October 2007:

October 2008:

For more haiku fun, click here!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm surrounded by GIRLS!!!

...and this is what they do to me. *sigh*

*by the Little Mister, for Wordless Wednesday*

Friday, October 10, 2008

Haiku Friday - My Blue Ribbon Day

An autumn evening,
games and candy, crafts and fun:
smiles on every face.

It's a "county fair,"
with music, cotton candy,
and plenty of food!

And then a contest.
Some made soup, chili, or cake.
I made apple pie.

for more haiku fun, click here!! :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Period of Adjustment

The Good News:

Saturday I started a new medication for my migraines. It's something I've taken before, and it's nearly miraculous; I take it twice a day and my migraines go from 5-7 a week to 1-2 a month!!!*

The Bad News:

While I adjust to the meds, I get dizzy just sitting on the couch.

So...I can't drive, I can't read, I can barely walk from one end of the apartment to the other without running into something. I'm thankful that the Little Mister can walk on his own in the house as much as possible.. I'm not going to be online much because it's hard to focus on the monitor. I call myself the space cadet. :) Thankfully this only lasts a week or two, if I remember correctly. But even two weeks of dizziness is worth no more migraines!!!!!

*I had to stop taking it when I wanted to get pregnant, and now that I for sure can't get pregnant it's a safe time to take it again. :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I shed some "Mommy Tears" today.

Snuggling with the Little Mister in the quiet of the morning, smelling the soft baby scent of his hair, thinking about how fast he's growing, I whispered, "Will you be my boy forever?"

He put his hands on my cheeks, looked right into my eyes, and kissed me.